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Jack Lemmon (1925–2001)

Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Burgess LaRue (Noel) and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers Country Day School, then located in nearby ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 49 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
Narrator / Old Hardy Greaves (uncredited)
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
 1999 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie)
Henry Drummond
 1998 Puppies for Sale (Short)
Pet Shop Owner
 1998 The Long Way Home (TV Movie)
Thomas Gerrin
 1997 12 Angry Men (TV Movie)
Juror #8
 1996 Hamlet
 1993 A Life in the Theater (TV Movie)
 1992 The Player
Jack Lemmon
 1991 JFK
Jack Martin
 1989 Dad
Jake Tremont
 1976 The Entertainer (TV Movie)
Archie Rice
 1975 La polizia ha le mani legate
Narrator (voice)
 1974 Wednesday (Short)
Jerry Murphy
 1971 Kotch
Sleeping Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1968 There Comes a Day (Short)
 1967 Luv
Harry Berlin
 1965 The Great Race
Professor Fate / Crown Prince Frederick Hoepnick
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam
Sam Bissell
 1963 Irma la Douce
Nestor Patou / Lord X
 1960 Pepe
Jack Lemmon
 1960 Stowaway in the Sky
Narrator (english version) (voice)
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
David Poole / Dr. Billy Palmer
- Face of a Hero (1959) ... David Poole
- The Mystery of Thirteen (1957) ... Dr. Billy Palmer
 1957-1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Henry Coyle / Steve Tyler / Wally Mall / ...
- Disappearance (1958) ... Henry Coyle
- Most Likely to Succeed (1958) ... Steve Tyler
- Loudmouth (1958) ... Wally Mall
- The Days of November (1958) ... Lieutenant Tony Crawford
- Souvenir (1957) ... Edward King
 1957-1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Henry Coyle / Dr. Cameron / Charles Dickens
- Disappearance (1958) ... Henry Coyle
- The Victim (1958)
- Voices in the Fog (1957) ... Dr. Cameron
 1957 Operation Mad Ball
Pvt. Hogan
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Cass Kendall
- Three Graves (1957) ... Cass Kendall
 1954 The Road of Life (TV Series)
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- One Swell Guy (1953)
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Alfred Fishkettle
- The Ascent of Alfred Fishkettle (1953) ... Alfred Fishkettle
 1951-1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Last Chance (1951)
 1949-1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Snooksie (1953)
- Duet (1953)
- The Easy Mark (1951)
 1952 Heaven for Betsy (TV Series)
Peter Bell
- Episode #1.2 (1952) ... Peter Bell
- Episode #1.1 (1952) ... Peter Bell
 1951 The Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show (TV Series)
Newlywed (1951-1952) (in 'The Couple Next Door' sketches)
 1951 Danger (TV Series)
- Sparrow Cop (1951)
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- Alice in Wonderland (1950) ... Tweedledum
- Another Darling (1950)
 1949-1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Fred Stevens
- The Wisdom Tooth (1950)
- June Moon (1949) ... Fred Stevens
 1949 Suspense (TV Series)
- The Gray Helmet (1949)
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(March 17 to April 25, 1970) He acted in Robert E. Sherwood's play, "Idiot's Delight," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Jack Lemmon and Sam Jaffe in the cast. Garson Kanin was director. See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 24 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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[on Judy Holliday} She was one of the greats, and her early death was one of the great tragedies. She was also one of the nicest people I ever hope to meet. She was hardly the dizzy blonde. If she were alive today, she would've zipped right through the Mensa puzzles. God, I was sweating gumdrops, on the plane coming here trying to do those those suckers. See more »


An accomplished, self-taught pianist, he wrote the theme for the movie Tribute (1980) and played jazz in a Bobby Short TV special. See more »


Often cast in films with Walter Matthau. See more »

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